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The competition is tough for the Annual Stoobie Awards. No lie, we had fingers crossed in anticipation. Would we retain the title of Asheville’s Best Shrimp ‘n’ Grits?!? YEEEEESSSSSS!!! We are pleased beyond measure to win the praise of Stu Helm The Food Fan for one of our signature dishes. 2017 Stoobie Award: Asheville’s Best

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Tomatoes! So many wonderful varieties. Fresh tomatoes are one of the great joys of having a vegetable garden. Yes, the plants can be tricky to grow and take a lot of care, but when harvest time comes along it is all worth it. In our opinion, eating a fresh tomato is one of the defining

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What’s that white stuff on the plant leaves? Visitors to our garden often ask us about the white powder on the leaves of various plants, and no wonder, it does look foreboding. But fear not, it is an organic insect repellent made from kaolin clay, a naturally occurring mineral. We are using a product called

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In one word, sunflowers. We are often asked how we keep squirrels out of the garden. We don’t, instead we distract them. We have found that they absolutely love sunflowers, as do many visiting bids, bees and other insects. Sunflowers are located all around our garden perimeter and periodically throughout the garden. They are terrific

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Throughout the garden there are many upside down glass bottles. What are they for? The bottles in our garden are covering rebar which is inserted into the ground to prevent our garden staff from inadvertently dragging a watering hose across plants. Rebar alone would present a hazard, so the glass bottles provide a decorative way

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